Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Obama Dolls
Many parents would be happy if their children become models for dolls, but many others would be unhappy like the U.S First Lady Michelle Obama.
According to Law.com Mrs. Obama was unhappy when Ty Inc sells the “Marvelous Malia” and “Sweet Sasha” dolls which resembled her two daughters Malia and Sasha. Mrs. Obama's Press Secretary stated that “it is inappropriate to use young citizens for marketing purposes”.
People has given mixed reaction on this matter, some say that the Obamas can take legal action to stop the sales, but others doubt it because the Obama family are public figures.
Meanwhile, CNN reported that TY Inc.'s spokesperson Tania Lundeen insists that the dolls have nothing to do with the Obama kids.
What happened to the Obamas in this case shows that public figures, especially the top ones, should be willing to sacrifice some of their privacy. In this regards, I hope that our present & futures leaders would be willing to sacrifice their thoughts, energy and time for the happiness of our people.